Vikki Heard Court of Protection Manager

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Contact Details

Vikki manages the Court of Protection Team in Portsmouth which also provides advice to clients across Blake Morgan's other offices.

Main areas of practice

Vikki specialises in advising on the management of personal injury/clinical negligence awards through the Court of Protection.  This involves appointing Professional Deputies, working closely with professional teams to ensure the family has support, purchasing a property and arranging adaptations, arranging investment of the award, setting up a care team, appointing a case manager ,payment of equipment, therapies, activities, checking benefits, preparation of a Statutory Will and dealing with the families on a day to day basis.

Clients

Vikki works with clients who have suffered brain injury, cerebral palsy and dementia.  Vikki's clients range from young children, young adults through to the elderly.

Significant experience

As well as dealing with the management of large awards through the Court of Protection, Vikki also deals with applications for Lay Deputies wishing to be appointed for a friend or relative including acting for Attorneys for elderly clients to assist with their affairs.

Vikki works closely with the personal injury and clinical negligence teams to give support.

Vikki has worked with the firm since 1989 and finds Court of Protection work extremely rewarding and some of Vikki's clients have been with her for many years.

Expertise

Vikki’s Blog

Court of Protection – Lost capacity what can this mean?

Blake Morgan is proud to support Dementia Awareness Week (20-26 May 2019) and provide expert guidance during a difficult time for you and your family.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Treating mental health with mindfulness

Eve Piffaretti discusses why there is a strong signal for practitioners to consider mindfulness as an alternative approach to early intervention to prevent and combat mental ill-health.

Taking responsibility...helping lives

Rebecca Davies was just a few months old when she was involved in an horrific car accident that changed her life forever.

After Cheshire West – Where now?

The Cheshire West case is primarily of interest as it looked to clarify the point at which a person who has lost mental capacity is being deprived of his liberty by their carers. The Court of Protection decision was overturned by the Supreme Court.

Client Guide: Court of Protection - Our services

If you have been appointed or wish to be appointed to this position then you may want some help and guidance.

Client Guide: Lasting powers of attorney

Blake Morgan guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Client Guide: The Court of Protection

Blake Morgan provides a guide to the Court of Protection.